Mother's Day Gift Ideas • Birdseed Kitchen

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

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Mother’s Day is coming up in a few weeks, and it’s time for Mother’s Day Gift Ideas. If your mom is like a lot of moms, she might tell you she doesn’t need or want anything. And maybe she’s right. In which case you just give her the whole day off, or send her on a trip to Target… WITHOUT KIDS! Ah, luxury! And if you think I’m kidding, I’m not. Our Target has a Starbucks now. It’s destination shopping.

If you are not into shopping, but you still need gift ideas for mom, I’ve put together some ideas for Mother’s Day gifts that you can order and send any time! These are gifts I would love to receive myself (hint hint, fam!), or that I already use and love.

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Under Cabinet Mounted Cookbook Holder

Keep mom’s cookbooks out of the way, and protected from splashes and stains with this cabinet-mounted cookbook holder. It folds up out of the way when not in use.


Foodscaping: Practical and Innovative Ways to Create an Edible Landscape

Foodscaping is what it sounds like – a combination of landscaping and food. We’re in the process of filling more spaces outside our home with edible plants. Until it stops snowing (it’s April 17, and it snowed YESTERDAY. Why?!) I need to look at pretty pictures of all things green and crunchy, and dream about when it really decides to be spring around here. This book would be a perfectly-timed Mother’s Day Gift for moms who are planning this year’s garden.

Cherry Blossoms Ceramic Teapot Infuser Set

I love the round shape of this 24 oz. ceramic teapot. It comes with a fine-mesh infuser basket (fine mesh is important!) and a hinged lid to help keep that second cup nice and hot. If mom isn’t into cherry blossoms, there are seven different designs to choose from.

Cherry Blossoms Double-Walled Ceramic Teacup with Infuser and Lid

If mom likes a cup of tea at work, this sleek teacup is sure to be one of her favorites. Like the teapot above, there are a variety of patterns to choose from. The double-walled design keeps the outside comfortable and the tea inside hot. This cup comes with a fine-mesh infuser basket and a ceramic lid. I have a similar cup at work, and the lid is handy for both brewing tea and holding the infuser until you can go to the kitchen and clean it out.

Wood Grain Essential Oil Diffuser and Humidifier

Set up a little corner where mom can relax and unwind. Choose a comfy chair or sofa, add some pillows and a soft throw, a favorite book, and this beautiful essential oil diffuser. Insta-spa!

Instant Pot: give mom the gift of TIME!

Heads up, Instant Pot Company: this should be your slogan for Mother’s Day! How many ways can you actually buy time? Making chipotle chicken in 35 minutes or pork carnitas in an hour (that taste like they slow-cooked all day) will save you a lot of time. I resisted buying an Instant Pot for a while because I already had a pressure cooker, but I am not sorry I made the switch. I love the built-in saute feature, how easy the inner pot cleans up, and how quiet the Instant Pot is compared to my old pressure cooker with “the jiggler”. Note: this model is the 8-qt version, with enough capacity for a meal plus leftovers. This is the one you want.

Paddywax Candles Library Collection Jane Austen Soy Wax Candle

Is mom a book lover? This 6.5 oz. literary-inspired candle scented with gardenia, tuberose, and jasmine is just what she needs by her favorite reading chair. Not a fan of Pride and Prejudice? Then try scents inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Dickens, or Mark Twain. (And if you do, let me know what you think. I’m really curious what sort of scents Edgar Allan Poe inspires.) 🙂


One Line a Day: A Five Year Memory Book

My grandmother kept a five-year journal when she was in her twenties, including the time in which she met and married my grandfather. It’s a wonderful way to remember her. This diary uses the same format, with a page for each day of the year, allowing you to see what you were up to on this day in previous years.

Handmade Rosewood Yarn Bowl

If your mom is a knitter, she will appreciate this beautiful hand-carved yarn bowl. Yarn bowls prevent your ball of yarn from flying around the room while you’re knitting, and look great on a side table, too.


Baggallini Hobo Lightweight Tote

This is my favorite bag! It is super lightweight, comes in lots of colors, and has many accessible pockets. It’s large enough to hold a 13″ Mac Book Pro, wallet, journal, pencil bag, and more. The back pocket has a zipper at the bottom which enables it to be secured over a suitcase handle when traveling. I use it as a cross-body bag most often, but the strap can be easily adjusted to use as a shoulder bag.


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